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Infected By Small Amount Of Virus Window Period

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

... Why Should You Get Tested for HIV? What Are HIV Antibody Tests? ELISA Western Blot (WB) Assay Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Window Period Interpretation of Test Results Accuracy of Antibody Tests Anonymous HIV Testing Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV
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3 month Window Period or Six Month Window Period (WINDOW PERIOD, 6 WEEKS v 3MONTHS v 6 MONTHS)

Dr. Bob,Thank you for not only responding to me but for responding to all of us with concerns. Your responses have reassured me, but what causes me concern is the differing opinions on the window period. I've read, have been told that a test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...repost below a small sample of what can be found in the archives. I do realize it's a confusing issue.Dr. Bobwhat is the winow period 3 or 6 months? Can Whooo after 3? Mar 1, 2010Hi Doctor,You do a wonderful service here and I have question... Read more »

posting for 6 weeks please a minute i will donate...

Hi dr, thanks for all the work done here,my risk situation with an hiv positive female, she give me unprotected oral sex, and then vaginal sex with condoms, but do not know if she bit the condom un purpuse when she put it, I have results to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,A "low risk" or small amount of virus in the inoculum does not change the duration of the window period. Once HIV gets inside the body it takes off and replicates at a furious pace (well over a billion times per day). Consequently Read more »

HIV transmision: Skin and Oral sex (I will donate 40$)

Hello. I asked a question 30 mins ago. But I made a mistake. In one sentence. I forgot to put a word "no" before "...visible cuts or sores". (I type very fast on keyboard and it happends all the time). So, I will repeat my questions once again. This...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...skin.2.Insertive unprotected oral sex carries only a very slight risk of HIV acquisition.3.If she were HIV infected (either in her window period or already HIV+), again there would be a very slight risk of HIV transmission from unprotected... Read more »

Can I practice my Woo hooo, I will donate 100 more...

posting for 6 weeks please a minute i will donate...May 8, 2009 Hi dr, thanks for all the work done here, my risk situation with an hiv positive female, she give me unprotected oral sex, and then vaginal sex with condoms, but do not know if she bit...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I would consider your multiple negative HIV-antibody and p24 antigen tests out to four months definitive, conclusive and Dr. Bob-certified WOO-HOOable.Stop worrying and start WOO-HOOing.Dr. Bob Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...with HIV, it usually takes from three weeks to two months for your immune system to produce HIV antibodies. During this "window period" you can test negative for HIV even if you are infected. If you think you were exposed to HIV, you should wait... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...disease, when the virus first establishes itself in the body. Some researchers use the term acute HIV infection to describe the period of time between when a person is first infected with HIV and when antibodies against the virus are produced... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim CDC Guidance for Nonpharmaceutical Community Mitigation in Response to Human Infections With Swine Influenza (H1N1) Virus

...and students to avoid congregating outside of the school. Schools and childcare facilities should dismiss students for a time period to be evaluated on an ongoing basis depending upon epidemiological findings. Schools and childcare facilities... Read more »
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WHO (World Health Organization) Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...http://www.who.int/diagnostics_laboratory/faq/window_period/en/index.html Window period What is the "window-period" and how long is it? This is the time between original infection with Read more »

window period

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I understand that it is extremely rare for people to seroconvert after 6 months. My question is, for those who do, why does it take so long? and How rare is it to seroconvert after 6 months? Also, at how many weeks, months would a test be considered... Read more »

Lets discuss this theory

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...determine infection or if you are in contact with it no matter how much you will get infected. Would this affect the window period? It is known that there is small amounts of hiv in saliva tears and sweat, but the amount is so low that infection... Read more »

Window Period, PERIOD!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...There seems to be one VERY important factor that is left out of the equation when the issue of the window period is discussed. Everybody is talking about how many people have been studied to come up with this window period; and then there Read more »